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wall street journal," -- -- he went on to say, "the economy is recovering too slowly and should not be regarded as the new normal." >> we need a new approach. an approach that removes obstacles of growth, prosperity -- of growth and prosperity. unleash the nation of builders. to become a nation of builders and i think we have to stop picking winners and losers and start focusing on expanding opportunity for everyone. we started out by giving our kids a good chance at an education. to hirend opportunity axa's education so students are ready for tomorrow's job market. to become a nation of builders again, we need to fix our tax code. if we clear out all of these loopholes and make the tax code fair it is going to make it easier to understand, we will be creating more incentives to bring jobs home, and keep our resources here in america. a host: john boehner before the national association of manufacturers. this headline from "the -- this editorial from "the wall street journal" -- joseph on our twitter page has this comment -- logan is on the phone from las vegas on our independen
." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: the prospects for passage of immigration reform, by a big margin, appeared to brighten considerably today. supporters talked hopefully that they'd met demands for greatly expanded policing of the border with mexico. >> madame speaker, i rise to speak. >> suarez: two republicans went to the senate floor this afternoon to announce a potentially critical compromise on a key sticking point for many in the g.o.p. >> americans want immigration reform, of that there is no doubt. they want us to get it right and that means first and foremost securing the border. >> some people
the gravy train by tapering off the stimulus it stumps into the economy, sometime in the near future. he hasn't even announced it yet. i want to get to felicia taylor at the new york stock exchange. explain what happened there to trigger the second day of selloffs. >> the debate has begun as to when that tapering, that slight pullback, and i do mean slight. he's not taking all of the stimulus out of the market at once. traders discussing whether or not it's going to happen in the next month or possibly 2014, what that does to the market. we were down about 380 points before the closing bell. so we have come back a little bit and that is a good sign. but some traders say these kind of selloffs could continue because the debate is going to continue. but what we've really got to focus on is the economy. are we seeing enough positive signs in the economy? so far it's a very mixed picture for the federal reserve to feel confident enough to begin that slow tapering down. the answer is not really. they need at least three monies of positive economic news for him to begin that stimulus pullback.
. >>> the leaders of the world's wealthiest economies have shared their thoughts on everything from global financial markets to the civil war in syria. but they didn't always agree. the heads of the group of eight nations wrapped up their summit at a resort in northern ireland. they said they would take a tougher stance on money laundering, but offered few specifics. >> we launched negotiations on the biggest bilateral trade deal in history. we agreed a lock earn declaration that has the potential to rewrite the rules on tax and transparency for the benefit of countries right across the world, including the poorest countries of the world. >> the leaders agree that tax authorities in their countries would do more to share information. they want to better track the profits of international corporations to make sure they pay their fair share. they found less common ground on syria. >> it's no secret that there were very different views around the g-8 table. but we all share a vital interest in bringing this conflict to an end, and helping the syrian people to achieve the change they want. >> cameron sa
are noticing changes in the economy so they're planning some changes for themselves. ai uchida joins us from the business desk. what do they see? >> they've seen the housing market improve, consumer confidence, household spending. in fact when the chairman of the u.s. federal reserve looks to the future, ben bernanke likes what he sees ahead for the economy. the central bank has pumped billions into financial markets over the last several years, but bernanke says later this year the fed could begin slowing the pace of stimulus. federal reserve policymakers released a statement after meeting for two days. they decided to continue buying government bonds at the current rate of $85 per month. but bernanke says they could change their tactics as the labor market changes. >> and if the subsequent data remain broadly aligned with our current expectations for the economy, we would continue to reduce the pace of purchases in measured steps through the first half of next year ending purchases around midyear. >> bernanke said the jobless rate should be down to around 7% from the current 7.6% by the ti
is on boosting the global economy, but the war in syria is dominating diplomacy ahead of the meeting. our diplomatic editor says divisions are growing between russia and other members of the group are good -- group. >> i think there is some trust between two people, the foreign ministers john kerry, the u.s. secretary of state, and the russian foreign minister sergey lever of. when you go wider and the two administrations, there is not much trust. on the american side, they believe that russia is seriously supporting assad's ongoing onslaught which saw the fall of qusayr. i think that is one of the factors, that seriously worried the obama administration. are the russians really serious? or are they just talking about going to geneva and in the meantime trying to win the battle on the ground, giving assad a lot of assistance? the russians make the point that we have the assad regime to go to geneva. or at least they say they will go to geneva, while the americans -- their job was to bring the opposition to the negotiating table. they have not achieved that. the opposition has not signed o
the big concern here on wall street was china. the once-booming chinese economy-- now the second-largest in the world-- is beginning to slow down. wall street is worried that the chinese government is not acting fast enough to boost its economy by injecting cash into a tight cred chinese banks have become reluctant to lend to each other. overnight, interest rates shot up by double digits according to wall street trader ben willis. >> this is a natural correction we've been looking for. we can blame it on ben bernanke, we can blame it on china, we can blame it on greece. >> reporter: but with credit tight, investors who r worried chinese consumers won't be able to buy as many goods from the west, hurting other economies. but willis remains optimistic seeing opportunity if falling stock prices >> we love this. this is what we live for when you have this kind of volatility. this is a dream for us. that's why you're in the business. >> reporter: this is when you make your money. i >> exactly. >> reporter: and with the dow rising more than 12% so far this year, stocks were selling at
of a timetable on it, saying if the forecast for the economy goes as planned, we'll start reducing the amount of -- combination for the economy by the end of this year and we'll end it next year. he tried to go to great, great lengths to say, you know what, that doesn't mean we're tightening on the economy, just we're not stimulating the economy as much as we do before. >> we've seen the market drop even lower today. there is some thought that that might actually have to do with what's happening in china as well. can you talk a little bit about that? >> i think that's a piece of it. we got negative data out of china that was a bit of a surprise. there's concern about the chinese central bank there, the people's bank of china clamping down on bank lending there so maybe you'd have what you call a hard landing where things would stop a little more abruptly than had been anticipated. the data out of the u.s. was a mix. we're kind of feeling our way along here. i think the real concern for the markets right now is does the fed make a mistake here? does it end up withdrawing the stimulus from the
. the chinese economy opened up a world of opportunities. a world of brand new shoppers. >> farmers are leaving these fields and are not becoming just workers but consumers. they are off to join the middle class. >> welcome to our viewers on public television and around the globe. kennedy'sfter john f. famous speech in berlin -- president obama a vote the cold war -- with a call to stop nuclear weapons. he asked for the u.s. and russia to reduce their stockpiles by one-third. the reaction from moscow was dismissive. >> president obama inspected the troops in the city that has known to much war. facing east of the brandenburg gate, he was cheered for removing his coat. >> i am feeling so good i am going to take off my jacket. >> speaking from behind bulletproof glass, he said the city has withstood war but has to be torn down. >> we can say in berlin and europe, our values one, onwon.ce and freedom >> he said they had to help people in burma and afghanistan. >> these people want to join the free world -- free world. they want our support because they are citizens of berlin in their own way. >> h
talks with the taliban. the chinese economy opened up a world of opportunities. a world of brand new shoppers. >> farmers are leaving these fields and are not becoming just workers but consumers. they are off to join the middle class. >> welcome to our viewers on public television and around the globe. kennedy'sfter john f. famous speech in berlin -- president obama a vote the cold war -- with a call to stop nuclear weapons. he asked for the u.s. and russia to reduce their stockpiles by one-third. the reaction from moscow was dismissive. >> president obama inspected the troops in the city that has known to much war. facing east of the brandenburg gate, he was cheered for removing his coat. >> i am feeling so good i am going to take off my jacket. >> speaking from behind bulletproof glass, he said the city has withstood war but has to be torn down. >> we can say in berlin and europe, our values one, onwon.ce and freedom >> he said they had to help people in burma and afghanistan. >> these people want to join the free world -- free world. they want our support because they are citizens
of the elections. while the economy and iraq's kurdish north is booming, there is still no reliable power supply in baghdad. tangled cables apply electricity. he sewage system is ruined and streets and houses are in dire need of repair. that would mean work if it were for the -- if there went out for the constant violence. >> every time a device explodes, it takes work away from us for a week or two. no one comes to buy supplies. i have a family to feed. lex in the first round of provincial elections, the alliance prevailed, but it garnered fewer votes than the previous poll. there was voting in sunni regions that do discriminate against by the government, but many say it's not even about the sectarian conflict. it's just feuding politicians. >> i hope the elections bring change. there are no jobs. there's no electricity. i hope it gets better. >> at iraqi society is hobbled. although the people of iraq were able to cast ballots on thursday, they are not optimistic. >> markets have plunged after the u.s. federal reserve chairman said the central bank could and bond purchases next year if the eco
the economy has not recovered from the collapse that wall street caused in housing and other areas. we had recreational vehicles industries gone. we had some high tech that's moved on. we had a lot of construction, home building, lumber, wood products pretty much decimated. the rural areas i have in my rural counties, unemployment over 20%. people are struggling to make ends meet, and we're going to cut their benefits. they want to work. some of them are working, and we even have a higher minimum wage than some states, but it still won't get you through the end of the month for your family. now, this is just outrageous. there are ways to cut this bill. we're going to stop paying finally at last, we are going to stop people not to grow things. we are going to have a new program of crop insurance and some estimates are this program which goes to anybody with an unlimited income, if you're a corporate farm and has $2 million, government will pay 80% for your crop insurance, 80% subsidies. why is that? we could cut this and -- if you earn a quarter of a million dollars a year, go buy your own
" on sunday. >> >> we want to do our own congressional summit on immigration, the economy, spying. we've got terrific four some to talk about this, as well as to really examine the president's standing right now politically with some of these issues. and we'll do that with our round table. >> thank you very much. we'll be watching. >> okay. >> and senate approval of a broad overhaul of the nation's immigration system could get a boost to spend billions on border patrol. but while it is raising hopes for republican support, there is strong opposition to it. >> if it were actually needed and work, i would help deal with that. but i don't -- i have my doubts that this is the best way to spend our money. i think this was a political response to a failing piece of legislation, a dramatic, desperate attempt to pass a dramatic piece of amendment so they can say it does everything you want and more. so we'll see. hopefully it does improve the border. but again, the border is just one part of the overall failure of our immigration system. >>> and joining me now is nbc news capitol hill correspondent,
in years? plus, how the dow's plunge could be a good sign for the economy. >>> new overnight. word of a near miss in the skies above new york city. how two jets almost collided in midair. >> the incredible story of a deaf boy hearing for the first time. inside a medical breakthrough. >>> and the miami heat go back to back, repeating as nba champs. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> people in hedging their bets. >> wall street tries to rebound after a massive sell-off and stocks tumbling. >> yesterday, the dow plunged, its biggest point drop since 2011. >> anxiety mounted over potential of the stimulus reserve to end. >> snowden under investigation. the inspector general race been looking into the company. >> we do believe there may be some problems. >> senate leaders appear to have reached a compromise on immigration reform but the deal is likely to face stiff opposition in the house. >> for peepople concerned about border security, once they see this bill it's almost overkill. >> it's back-to-back
reserve painted a brighter picture of the economy today. the central bank estimated unemployment will fall a little faster than expected this year and next. chairman ben bernanke said that means the fed may start scaling back its stimulus efforts later this year. he promised it will come in measured steps, to reassure investors. >> we are in a more complex type of situation, but we are determined to be as clear as we can, and we hope that you are and your listeners and the markets will all be able to follow what we're saying. >> sreenivasan: bernanke's words did little to reassure wall street today. stocks fell sharply on fears that if the fed curtails its bond-buying program, interest rates will rise and growth will slow. the dow jones industrial average lost 206 points to close at 15,112. the nasdaq fell nearly 39 points to close at 3,443. the internal revenue service is taking new fire-- this time over plans to pay bonuses to employees. republican senator chuck grassley of iowa said it comes to $70 million, despite a white house directive to cancel such payments due to automatic spendin
into the economy to prop it up to prevent a depression is going to start drying up. peter kenny is the chief market strategist at knight capital group. i guess the question is two days nearly 4%. makes people afraid. and it should make people afraid t. question is, is this temporary or something that could get worse and worse? >> it's a real wake-up call. i do think this is a short-term trend. given that, we are in a period of volatility since chairman bernanke did mention tapering back in may, which is where we had our highs. >> which means i will stop giving you this free market. >> meaning we have seen the most volatility all year. sideways to lower, the last two days significantly lower. there is probably some work to do on the downside in the near term. this is something that's needed. a pullback is needed. we need to get back to more compelling evaluations in the index stocks generally speaking. so it's not as if this is completely destructive. it's a question of a longer period of trend. >> it's pruning. >> that's a great example. >> when you look at five years ago when this whole, they call
economy and its problems. halfey represent just over of the $71.7 trillion global economy. we are live close to where the summit is taking place. they were all smiles in front of the cameras, but behind closed doors, was it a different story? >> apart from vladimir putin. >> of course. >> for all of the talk that the g8 is seen as talking shop and cannot get things done -- syria, for example -- i have to say the british, in particular, this morning have been making positive noise on forward movement on better tax arrangements. the british chancellor said there had been more progress made in the last 24 hours than the last 24 years. what they are trying to do our new arrangements on two different issues -- corporate tax avoidance, multinationals in theing tax loopholes europe and the developing world, and on tax evasion, which is illegal, even though tax avoidance is legal. ory are trying to close down get better transparency on all of these british islands, to see where money might be being hidden you legally. the great -- illegally. the great prize is if they get the people to pay tax
stock prices up worldwide and has spurred a recovery in the global economy. but at a hearing before congress on march 22nd, ben bernanke hinted at the possibility of scaling down the monetary easing policy. >> if we seek continued improvement and we have confidence that is going to be sustained, then we could in the next few meetings take a step down in our pace of purchases. >> the remarks triggered worldwide market volatility. the following day the nikkei and tokyo index stumbled. comments also changed the currently trends and the dollar briefly fell to the 93 yen level earlier this month. economists point out that chairman bernanke's comments could positively impact the japanese economy if it can get rid of market uncertainties. >> translator: once the u.s. policy direction becomes clear, investors may move more into riskier assets then the yen could again enter a declining trend and spur hopes for stock market advance. >>> it hasn't been long since the idea of 3d printing seem like pure fantasy. now the people who make these machines are displaying their latest models as one of
for us in germany and in europe of which would be a great project between the two largest economies in the world is the free trade agreement. i am very glad we started to talk about this. i want to say for the german side that we are committed to it. both economies will benefit from it and it would also add nursemaid to the global world -- nourishment to the global world. >> obama made his speech in front of us liked crowd of vips and students. he remains better liked than many foreign leaders. or than 80% of germans say they approve of his policies. >> a former university professor from the u.s. has been arrested days after making the fbi's 10 most wanted list. childfacing charges of exploitation and traveling to the philippines to have underage sex. the 64-year-old was arrested on the caribbean coast. fashion designers dolce and gabbana have been found guilty of tax evasion in italy. a court gave the two men and a suspended jail sentence and a fine for hundreds of millions of dollars -- for hiding hundreds of millions of dollars from tax authorities. italy, tax evasion never goes
.s. economy, but there would be a road map for when they would stop doing that. the u.s. economy was strong enough to get on its own two feet and unemployment rate got back 7%. take their foot off the accelerator is the way the fed chief put it. overnight, world markets started to react saying all the markets that had benefitted from the big flood of fed money into the world economy and all markets having a pull back to what would be the reality when the fed is not in the game. you see the dow down about 69 points right now and down 72. we'll continue to watch. we have seen triple-digit declines the last six or seven days in a row, carol. >> then it goes right back up. such a weird thing. >> very volatile and i'll let you know how this is playing out and whether they can absorb it all right today. >> thank you, christine. >>> other stories we're covering this morning. senate negotiators are expected to announce a deal today on an immigration reform bill that would increase border security as cnn first reported yesterday. the plan would double the number of patrol officers from the current l
. this is singapore's central business district, the poor sink -- pulsing heart of singapore's economy, but today, you see the building stranded and smoke. there is a dry, accurate taste in the air. you can feel it in the back of your throat. -- there's a dry, accurate -- there's a dry, acrid taste in the air. his is where the fumes are coming from. hotspots on the indonesian island of sumatra where farmers use/and burn techniques to clear the land -- use slash and burn techniques to clear the land. >> ideally, we would like the fires to be put out. if any of these fires were illegally started, then whoever is responsible for them to be brought to justice. for the long term, what we need to do is cooperate with the indonesians as we have been to work on developing sustainable agricultural practices. >> the cost of the smog is yet to be counted, but it could be in the billions. had economichaze costs estimated at more than $9 billion and reportedly made 20 million people ill across the region. looks ugly there in singapore. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come -- what do this briti
to america. the fed has announced it may no longer buy bonds to release money into the u.s. economy. u.s. stocks went down by more than two percent, the deepest single day fall since november. disappointing chinese economic data also hurt local sentiment. korean rebels are asking for more military support from its international palace. members of the free syrian army say a no-fly zone over parts of the country could help her event a unitarian disaster. -- a humanitarian disaster. the group believes syrian government forces will try to retake aleppo. a video posted online shows them battling government fighters there. the un's, humanitarian chief has given her assessment of the crisis. valerie amos says this disregard for human life and dignity has reached unprecedented levels in syria. she has been briefing members of the security council. >> a u.n. joint assessment mission was finally allowed on the 15th of june. they basically found a ghost town. weeks of heavy fighting and shelling have left the city almost totally destroyed. , raised my concerns that where there is active conflict
: both sides are addressing the economy, to bring growth back. it is not easy. we are facing enormous challenges on both sides. we have different kinds of responses, different kinds of contacts in america. i think the common concern is to make sure the recovery is a sustainable one that we don't go in an up and down in terms of economic performance. i think we have established a few lines that are common. we need financial stability and we need to increase our competitiveness. we are facing enormous challenges in emerging economies. we need to adjust our economy for training and education and we need the skills in the job market. for the moment i think the g-8 has clearly identified that. we need to join efforts at the international level to create a right position. host: what needs to happen? guest: i think we need to consolidate our accounts and put our house in order in terms of the debt and deficit. that is crucial for our credibility of our efforts. at the same time, we need to invest in a new way, we need to create the sources of competitiveness for the future. so our economies
economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> by bp. >> and by at&t. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: it could be a breakthrough moment in the longest conflict in american history. u.s. and afghan peace negotiators are going to sit down with the militants who've been battling american troops since 2001. after 12 years of war, senior u.s. officials now say direct talks with the taliban are scheduled to begin within the next few days. the news came as president obama wound up a meeting with french with the at the g8 summit in northern ireland. the president said that the taliban must come prepared to make concessions. >> including the taliban is going to need to accept an afghan constitution that pronounces against violence is committed to
're seeing is ben bernanke is taking the training wheels off the economy. or will eventually be taking the training wheels often by pulling out all the quantitative easing, all the bond buying the fed has been doing. several rounds of this quantitative easing. it's boosted house prices. it's kept mortgage rates down. everybody's nervous when the fed stops buying up all these bond, the economy might not perform all that well and stocks are going to look a little expensive. so that's why you're seeing stocks sell off. that's why you're seeing mortgage rates go up. the ten-year treasury note is rising. the highest it's been in a couple years. think of ben bernanke as a drug dealer, he's taking the drugs away from the economy. >> everybody coming down from that high, as it were. the president in a conversation with charlie rose hinted bernanke would not serve a third term as fed chair. i'll play you a sound bite from that conversation. and then get your thoughts. >> ben bernanke's done an outstanding job. ben bernanke's a little bit like bob mueller, the head of the fbi, where he already s
of money they're pumping into the economy each month. >> we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday, bad news from china. manufacturing production fell for the first time in eight months. a sign that one of the world's most powerful economies isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros on wall street say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. and in fact, the fed pulling back might be a good sign that the economy's getting better. >> there is no fear. there is no panic that's going on. but i think we do know that it's going to be a nice slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> reporter: that doesn't make yesterday any prettier, and stocks were only part of it. a metal meltdown. 2 1/2-year lows for gold and silver. gold, the shelter from the storm in the recession, is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of its value to far this year. don't be too afraid to peek at your 401(k). even after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up mo
that they are not getting what they deserve from the government of the world's sixth largest economy. shepard? >> shepard: steve, these nationwide protests are reportedly some of the biggest demonstrations since the end of brazil's dictatorship back in '85. the country's military regime lasted for more than two decades back then. during that time, violent clashes often broke out between protesters and police. really not sense. authorities in turkey have banned large gatherings all together after weeks of violent antigovernment protests in a key city. so it's come to this. one man trying a peaceful solo protest and there he is. the guy on the right in the white shirt, stood alone for many hours last night. at istanbul's taksim square. stood there and stared. stared aportrait founded turkey as a secular state 90 years ago. many claim turkey's current leaders are forcing islamic agenda on them as word of this standing guy got out. several others stood just like him in different parts of the country. turkish officials say they will take no action as long as these silent protests cause nobody any harm. here a
to his improbable victory in a sluggish economy. and a lot of it had to do with the geek gap. and i detail that and also with obama's ability to craft a message and with romney's unbelievable level of dysfunction as a presidential candidate. >> michael: and aloofness too. you talk also about the madmen campaign of mitt romney. >> this was not my expression this was romney's chief strategist saying he was assembling a madmen team. these are ad guys from the '80s in boston, who worked on reagan's reelection campaign. so while romney was running a 20st century campaign, obama was running the first digital campaign of the 21st century, and that contrast -- everybody knows that obama did better on digital campaign i'm trying to show how. these geeks in what they called the cave in chicago, three professional poker players, child prodigy -- >> michael: wild stuff. >> to help re-engineer american politic politics. >> michael: and you had access to all of these folks? >> yeah, on both sides. midnight emails from romney's chief strategist to provide a 360 degree look
to take his foot off the gas pedal no energy left for the economy. interest rates will rise, scenario that is horrible for american families. people are fareful of what happens when bernanke backs out, the federal reserves stops supporting the market. >> what they're doing is, quantitative easing is printing of money, putting more money in the economy, and the government spends a lot more money and allows the private sector to get its legs back under it. the government takes over when the people can't, and then when the private sector gets its legs under it, the government backs off. hasn't happened. >> the feds have been trying to push interest rates down and stimulate borrowing and lending. the fed has kept saying, okay, we acknowledge we're sort of printing money but we think weeing pull that money back when the time comes. and that's not the issue. the hirsh here, number one, this is a market overreaction to what bernanke, the chairman of the fed, actually said yesterday. he did not say we're going to stop this program. he didn't even -- the program didn't even change. these were
it a turn around in a sign maybe the global economy is turning ? >> i do not aee. i think when revenues drop, there are all sts of ways that customers as we've seen, that can impact the bottomine, by one, just being mere efficient. -- more efficientbut what a revenue dropsith a fedex or ups that is a sign of the economy not only flat lining but continui to slide down, that is why i think that we're going to be in trouble. yo know come next few months. ne: dave, topine thing begins top out, watc watch out. >> a gd news-bad news thing with them, revenueas up a little bit but not to exctations, and on thatront, i wld say, yeah that is not a good signal about the economy. not a big beats. neil: but. down a broad. -- abroad. >> it was down. neil: speaking of a quagme not getting any less qaagi e . >> you are right. >> here is the thing. using technology to drive costs out. the math they continue to do that that is a good sign because everything needs to do that. neil: l right, if at first you don't succeed find a better way to get them tpend, walmart all but admitting be on visa, temping to dislo
think that leadership of the house recognizes that immigration reform would be good for the economy and good for their branding as it relates to the latino community and if they want to have a chance to get the white house next year as senator lindsey graham talked about, i think that they understand that the leadership level that this is a real goal that they want but i think they are going to have trouble work with their base in the caucus but i'm convinced that the momentum that could be gained by a strong vote in the senate would be with the ground swell of public support. it's very clear in poll after poll that the american people want this issue solved. they want a resolution on this. this is a win-win for the country and i think people see on the economic benefits as well, what you're hearing in those extreme voice by house members is just not consistent with the broad feelings of the american people have said they want in terms of this issue. >> thanks so much. >>> thank you. >> alex, susan, we've seen this, the republicans who have been on the forefront of this, some taking
is because ben bernanke said we might taper back from this printing. >> we might end it if the economy gets better. i don't believe they're really going to do this. >> steve: you don't? >> no. i don't think ben bernanke will be replaced by janet yellen who is into printing money. i think they will not allow the obama economy to rest on its own. they will keep printing money to keep this feeble economy. if you stop printing money, then all the impact of obamacare, higher taxes, all the regulations that this president has imposed, those chickens come home to roost and forget about the 3% growth. we'll have 1% growth if we're lucky. >> steve: we probably have 3% growth because of this printing of the money. >> right. >> steve: i know you don't think it will happen any time soon. but if it did happen next month what, would happen? >> if he stopped printing money next month, the market would go down to 12,000. i've been on tho thank show and i said if he keeps printing money, there is no stopping it. >> steve: you say 20,000? >> if he keeps printing, dow 20,000 in the next couple years is feasib
would be beneficial for the economy. the idea here is all right if this is going to be beneficial to the economy overall, why don't we find some funds within the budget which can to be done when they really want to do it. it's a dirty secret here on capitol hill. why not find the funds to double the border patrol, get the 700 miles of fencing and in order to get that pathway to citizenship. folks are sort of saying that apieces both sides and honestly at the end of the day the political players in the gop that need though to happen who want to see their future election prospects more bountiful, they are pulling the strings a little bit on this as well. >> what's been the post-results of speaker boehner meeting with the hispanic caucus yesterday? >> from talking to folks they said it was productive, he heard them out and he understands the issue. boehner has been around here since 1990. he was involved in this to some degree when it was trying to be done in the bush administration back in '07. john boehner's real problem he has over 150 something members that have a very small perc
for immigration reform. it debunks the idea that immigration reform is anything other than a boon to our economy and robs the bill's opponents of one of their last remaining arguments. >> realistically, congressman, do you think the cbo report will convince any of your republican colleagues to vote for this? >> i hope those that have been harping on the idea and mimicking the heritage report that said it was going to cost trillions of dollars to the american taxpayer, this debunks it, as the senator said. i would hope that those that have harped the loudest about the cost and about the expense to the american taxpayer will now realize that their argument has no standing. it is baseless, and it's not true. and in that sense, hopefully that will tone down the rhetoric and we can have an opportunity to have a rational, adult conversation, at least in the house of representatives, where we need to go with this bill. which is the real jeopardy for comprehensive reform is in the house of representative. >> let's talk about that because and you other members of the congressional caucus will meet with s
relentlessly pumping into the economy. >> based on its review of recent economic and financial developments, we see the economy starting to go at a greater pace. >> in the world of the federal reserve thatasses for tony soprano-style drama. stewart varney, the anchor of varney and company. explain what ben bernanke said and why it got such a reaction. >> reporter: ben bernanke threatened to take away the biggest economic stimulus program we have got going for us right now. at the moment ben is printing a trillion dollars a year. he's threatening to reduce that to zero as the mid of next year. the immediate result is bad news for homeowners because interest rates are going up. home buyers. it will be tough to get a reasonably priced mortgage. and your 401k goes down. president obama is stuck. this stimulus has been taken away. he's got obama-care which has been labeled a train wreck. ben is likely to take away a very good stimulus program. martha: we will final out if this improving economy is a emperor with no clothes. what is that going to mean for everybody out there? >> you are asking the qu
. the president's approval rating on the economy in this poll is 42 approve, 57 disapprove, and as you know a lot of young people are getting out of school and not being able to find a job, and a large number of kids who get out of college are moving back in with their families. i think this is more than just nsa, it may be the economy, it may be the overall perception of the president. the other interesting note in the poll was that for the first time he was viewed by the american people as not honest and trustworthy. 49% said that phrase applies to him. 50% says it does not a my to him. that could be another thing, because young people had such -- he was such an aspirational figure to younger voters and younger americans and if there is agreeing perception that he's not shooting straight with him, that he's not honest and trustworthy that could be very close not only among young people but among all voters. jon: isn't that perhaps the bigger problem i mean for him? because it's one thing to have your job approval rating kind of bounce up and down, but once you are perceived as not necessarily t
plowing into the economy to prop it up to prevent a depression is going to start drying up. the chief market strategist at knight capital group. peter, i guess the big question is, two days, nearly 4%. you know, that makes people afraid. and it should make people afraid. the question is, is this temporary or something that could get worse and worse? >> it's a real wake-up call. i do think this is a short-term trend. given that, we are in a period of volatility. since chairman bernanke did mention tapering back in may, which is where we had our highs -- >> meaning i'm going to eventually stop giving you this free money. >> we've seen a the lot of volatility in the market, more than we've seen all year. and sideways to lowered the last two days, significantly lower, this probably more work to do on the down side in the near term, but this is actually something that's needed. a pullback is needed. we need to get back to more compelling valuations in the indexes and stocks generally speaking. so it's not as if this is completely destructive. it's really more a question of longer term tren
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